Wiluna and the Sport & Recreation Centre
A varied working life eventually led me to the position of Manager of an Indigenous Art Centre in the remote township of Wiluna, Western Australia where, over a period of five years, I enjoyed the challenges of the outback while mentoring the Birriliburu Artists and children in the development of their creative skills.
One of our projects was to give the Wiluna Sport & Recreation Centre a facelift. Working alongside the Artists, we chose the theme of The Canning Stock Route, land that is central to the Biriliburu Artists. The Artists each chose a particular section to paint, while I was called upon occasionally to deliver their design to areas beyond their reach.
While back in Perth..
The Bedroom Rug
A cold concrete floor given warmth with the addition of a painted timber floor and cosy rug!
One Word One Day
Supported by Micador, the Australian Authors Association and the Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators, I attended the Australia-wide initiative in Perth, where the secret ‘word of the day’ was ‘nightly’. Illustrators were given a few hours to plan and paint a picture depicting the word, then the organisation later raised funds from the sale of paintings made on the day for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
‘Once Upon A Time’
Work in progress brightening up the children’s section of the State Library Perth with a group of SCBWI’s assembled to paint updated nursery-rhyme themes.
By request, I revisited the task of painting stage sets. With some experience stemming from my children’s school productions, launched into a farmyard theme for a country Repertory Group’s play ‘Robin’s Hood’.
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